Trolleybuses in Kathmandu
|Kathmandu trolleybus system|
A Shanghai SK541 in Kathmandu, August 1993.
|Open||28 December 1975|
|Close||November 2008 (suspended)|
November 2009 (official closure)
|Operator(s)||Nepal Trolley Bus Service (NTBS)|
Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC)
|Route length||13 km (8 mi)|
Opened on 28 December 1975 the system was a gift to Nepal from the People's Republic of China. It endured a somewhat chequered history, particularly in the first decade of the 21st century. Operation was suspended completely for almost two years, from 19 December 2001 until 1 September 2003, because of maintenance, financial and political issues. When service was reinstated in 2003, it did not cover the route's outer half, to Surya Binak.,
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